22 February 2013

Catch Me A Leprechaun

Catch Me A Leprechaun

This tutorial was written by me on February 22nd and was written assuming you have a general knowledge of PSP.  You will need the following supplies:

I used a great new St. Patrick's scrap kit by DnScraps called "Journey Through The Lot" and is available at Scraps From The Heart.  Thanks so much Conchi!

I used the sexy pinup artwork of Keith Garvey.  Please don't use without a license.

St. Patrick's template collab #2 is available at Dees'Sign Depot.

Mask #82 from Signature Collections.

Plug-in used: Eye Candy 4000; Gradient Glow

Font used: Paternoster, HERE.

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

Place the mask in your PSP mask folder or a folder of your choice.

Open the template in PSP, shift + d to duplicate and close the original.

Resize all 85%.  Change the canvas size to 800 x 750.  Unhide the background layer and flood fill the blank area with white.

Foreground: #0d3b0c
Background: #f4f214

Change foreground to gradient with these settings:

From the drop down menu, select "Foreground/Background".
Style: Linear
Angle: 45
Repeats: 3
Invert: unchecked
Click OK.

Activate Raster 5.  Select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with the gradient.  Deselect and delete original layer.  Duplicate, flip, mirror and arrange at the top of the template.  See my tag for placement.  Apply drop shadow, I used H&V 2, Opacity 52, Blur 8.

Activate gold glitter arch layer; select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with the background colour.  Deselect and delete original layer.

Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add Noise > Uniform, 80%, Monochrome checked.  Click OK.

Activate arch frame layer; select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with the foreground colour.  Apply a drop shadow, I used H&V 0, Opacity 42, Blur 12

Activate top dark green circle layer; select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with the foreground colour.  Deselect and delete original layer.  Repeat for the small circle layer and the dark green frame layer.  Apply drop shadow above. 

Activate gold shamrocks layer; select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with the background colour.  Deselect and delete original layer.  Repeat for the "gonna catch me a" layer.  Apply drop shadow, I used H&V 2, Opacity 52, Blur 8.

Activate green glitter frame layer; select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with the background colour.  Deselect and delete original layer.  Add noise effect using the settings above.  Repeat for gold glitter arch layer.

Activate green arch insert layer; select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with #813d1a.  Deselect and delete original layer.  Apply drop shadow above.

Activate Leprechaun black layer; select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with the foreground colour.  Deselect and delete original layer.

Activate orange shape layer; select all, float and defloat.  From the kit, open Paper 11 and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.  Invert selection and tap delete.  Deselect and delete original layer.

Activate green center shape layer; select all, float and defloat.  Open Paper 6 and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange as desired in the selection.  Invert selection and tap delete.  Do not deselect.

Open the close-up tube, copy and paste as a new layer and arrange within the selection.  Tap delete and deselect.  Change the blend mode to Soft Light.  Apply drop shadow, I used H&V 2, Opacity 52, Blur 8.

Copy and paste your main tube on the left side of the tag.  Drop shadow, I used H 7, V 2, Opacity 55, Blur 10.

Add your elements, I used:

goldpot2: resize 35%
coinspot2: resize 25%, then 75%
cupcake: resize 15%, then 85%
leprechaun: resize 30%
lepredraun: resize 30%, then 90%
shamrock2: resize 15%, then 90%

Apply drop shadow to all elements, I used H&V 2, Opacity 52, Blur 8.

Hide the background layer and merge visible.  Resize the merged layer 85%.  Activate the background layer and add a new raster layer.  Select all.  Open Paper 3, copy and paste into the selection.  Deselect.  Apply Signature Collections mask #82 and merge the mask group.  Use the raster deform tool to adjust size and placement.

Crop and resize your tag.

Select the text tool and choose the Paternoster font; Size 48, Stroke 0, Create As A Vector and colour #0d3b0c.  Type your name and click Apply.  Place where you like.  Layers > Convert to Raster layer.

Effects > Plugins > Eye Candy 4000 > Gradient Glow.

Under the Colour tab:

Choose "Fat" from the list.  Leave the colour set to white and move the second paint pot to the left, as indicated below.


Under the Basic tab:

Glow Width: 3.00
Soft Corners: 0
Overall Opacity: 100
Draw Only Outside Selection: checked

Click OK.

Apply a drop shadow to your name, I used H 3, V 2, Opacity 42, Blur 5.

Add all applicable copyright and license information.  Save as a png and you're finished!  Thanks for trying my tutorial!  : )

Hugs, Carol♥


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